TITLE

Resign now, Prime Minister Kan

PUB. DATE
June 2011
SOURCE
Asia-Pacific Journal: Japan Focus;6/6/2011, Issue 23, p5
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the publication of a letter from Nishioka Takeo, president of the Japanese House of Councillors, calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Naoto Kan. It notes that Takeo's decision to go public can be attributed to the personal tension between the two and the Democratic Party's internal politics. Takeo pointed out that Kan has abandoned his duties as prime minister since the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami. Takeo believed that Kan does not have the passion and determination to lead the country and that there is more danger in maintaining the status quo.
ACCESSION #
61294565

 

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